Oscar Torp

1893 - 1958

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Oscar Fredrik Torp (, 8 June 1893 – 1 May 1958) was a Norwegian politician for the Norwegian Labour Party. He was party leader from 1923 to 1945, and mayor of Oslo in 1935 and 1936. In 1935 he became the acting minister of Defence in the government of Johan Nygaardsvold. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Torp has received more than 58,799 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Oscar Torp is the 14,445th most popular politician (down from 13,689th in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from Norway (down from 295th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Norwegian Politician.

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Among politicians, Oscar Torp ranks 14,445 out of 19,576Before him are Ernst Wetter, Roy Jenkins, Yacouba Isaac Zida, Yousaf Raza Gillani, Jean-Jacques Willmar, and Abdelmalek Benhabyles. After him are Daniel Scioli, Georges Pitoëff, Ellen Gleditsch, Servius Sulpicius Galba, George Sheldon, and Patty Murray.

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Among people born in 1893, Oscar Torp ranks 210Before him are Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk, Frans Blom, Chang Taek-sang, Gummo Marx, Ina Claire, and Nurul Amin. After him are Liang Shuming, Alexander Ostrowski, Arthur Benjamin, Wallace Fard Muhammad, Fernando Altimani, and Platon Oyunsky. Among people deceased in 1958, Oscar Torp ranks 140Before him are Josep Irla, Giovanni Micheletto, Myriam Harry, Alexandre Tuffère, Douglas Hartree, and Peter Whitehead. After him are Eddie Colman, Alexandre Schaumasse, Arvid Holmberg, Robert Lindsay, Alfredo Zibechi, and Doris Humphrey.

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Among people born in Norway, Oscar Torp ranks 314 out of 1,039Before him are Kristofer Hivju (1978), John Lyng (1905), Finn Ronne (1899), Odd Lundberg (1917), Arnulf Øverland (1889), and Johan Anker (1871). After him are Ellen Gleditsch (1879), Anita Thallaug (1938), Isak Abrahamsen (1891), Berit Aunli (1956), Reidar Andersen (1911), and Þjóðólfr of Hvinir (900).


Among politicians born in Norway, Oscar Torp ranks 72Before him are Per Borten (1913), Jens Hundseid (1883), Elise Ottesen-Jensen (1886), Johan Ludwig Mowinckel (1870), Gunnar Knudsen (1848), and John Lyng (1905). After him are Ellen Gleditsch (1879), Johan Ferner (1927), Jørgen Løvland (1848), Wollert Konow (1845), Bodil Katharine Biørn (1871), and Isak Saba (1875).